This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students –  including clinic cases, honors, awards, student events, media mentions, books published, fellowships received, and community service.  If you are a current student, we encourage you to submit story ideas and photos for inclusion on this page. If you have recently published an op-ed, were cited or quoted in the media, or published a paper, please tell us about it here. Student prizes are awarded annually.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Housing Clinic Advocates for Eviction Moratorium in SCOTUS Case

The Yale Law School Housing Clinic co-authored an amicus brief filed in a Supreme Court case about the national moratorium on evictions during the pandemic. The court rejected a challenge to the moratorium, which will now stay in place for another month.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Clinic Files Motion for Veteran Exposed to Radiation

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a motion on behalf a veteran seeking to represent a class of servicemembers exposed to radiation while cleaning up after a 1966 nuclear accident in Palomares, Spain. The clinic has previously represented the Palomares veterans, who have struggled for recognition and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

MFIA Team Works on Medical Transparency Amidst Pandemic

The MFIA Clinic worked through the fall 2020 semester with faculty from the Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Public Health, and other public health experts and activists to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine approval process was fully transparent and driven by science rather than political pressure. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Abrams Institute Files Amicus Brief in Access to Court Records Case

The MFIA Clinic filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last semester in Hartford Courant Company, LLC v. Carroll, a suit challenging a Connecticut statute that automatically closes criminal trials to the public if they are transferred from juvenile to adult court. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

MFIA Clinic Advances New Project on Algorithmic Transparency

The MFIA Clinic has launched two new projects on algorithmic transparency this past semester, with the goal of developing model legislation to promote transparency around the use of algorithms by government agencies and disclosure of their potential biases. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

MFIA Clinic Represents Journalist Injured by Police at Protest

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is serving as co-counsel to a photojournalist who was blinded in one eye by police while covering a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Clinic Celebrates a New Parentage Law

A Yale Law School clinic has worked for three years to successfully modernize Connecticut’s parentage laws.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

More Than 50 Students and Graduates Receive Public Interest Fellowships

In May, Yale Law School announced that 54 public interest postgraduate fellowships were awarded for 2021–2022 and 2021–2023.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Three Students Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowships

Yale Law School students Angie Liao ’22, Juan Fernando Luna ’23, and Sommer Omar ’22 have been awarded summer Peggy Browning Fellowships